Obtain a record of the NH's U.S. coverage in all claims for Portuguese benefits. When
the applicant is filing for both U.S. and Portuguese benefits, completion of the modernized
claims system (MCS) screens will automatically generate a separate earnings record
for the Portuguese claim. When a claimant files for Portuguese benefits only, which is a complex MCS exclusion, request an Informational/Certified Earnings Record
(ICERS) per MSOM ICERS
NOTE: Evidence of lag wages is not needed for Portuguese claims.